Berry Blog

We love berries. We eat them every day. Sometimes we cook them, sometimes we eat them straight out of the packet. This blog is our way of sharing and showing off some of the ways we use our berries. We've prepared the recipes in our test kitchen - which doubles as our staff kitchen. We hope you enjoy these recipes and ideas as much as we do.

Orchard Gold Super Fruits Berry Curd

 
Curd is an amazing thing. Both sweet and sour, creamy and fruity, it can really add some wow factor to a standard baked good! We made our berry curd with our Orchard Gold Super Fruits Mixed Berries. The blackcurrants in this mix are quite a sour berry, so it balances perfectly with the sweeter blueberries and sugar in the curd. As curd is quite a sweet thing, we paired it with a plain scone, but we know it would taste good - maybe even better- with some vanilla ice cream!
 
Berry curd with scones




Orchard Gold Super Fruits Berry Curd
3 1/2 cups Orchard Gold Super Fruits Mixed Berries
2/3 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp cornflour
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 eggs
1 Tbsp butter
 
1. Defrost the berries in the microwave, then place the berries in a blend and blend until smooth. To ensure a smooth curd, remove the seeds by pressing the puree through a fine mesh sieve over a medium bowl. Throw the seeds out. You'll need a cup of seedless puree; anything extra can be kept in the fridge for another day.
2. In a saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornflour then stir in the puree, lemon juice and eggs. Over a medium heat, bring the puree to a boil, whisking constantly. Once at a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute, or until the curd is thick. 
3. Once thick, remove from heat and whisk in the butter. Leave to cool slightly, before spooning into a container to cool further in the fridge. Refrigerate overnight before using.
 
Find our Orchard Gold Berries at all leading supermarkets
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Dr Oz on TV3 2pm weekdays

Written by Carolyn on September 17th, 2013.      0 comments

One of our customers has recommended Dr Oz's show on TV3, 2pm weekdays, saying he gives a lot of good advice about eating lots of fruits and veggies, especially blueberries and strawberries.

Here are a couple of links to his recipes using blueberries:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/good-morning-sunshine-shake  

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/purple-power-smoothie 

and who could resist raw fruit popsicles with coconut milk ... 

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/raw-fruit-popsicles-coconut-milk 

Jim's invited me to his 100th birthday party ... I'm keeping him to that.

As Dr Oz says, eat more blueberries ...

03 Blueberries Spoon

 

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Email me when new posts are made to this blog

Dr Oz on TV3 2pm weekdays

Written by Carolyn on September 17th, 2013.      0 comments

One of our customers has recommended Dr Oz's show on TV3, 2pm weekdays, saying he gives a lot of good advice about eating lots of fruits and veggies, especially blueberries and strawberries.

Here are a couple of links to his recipes using blueberries:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/good-morning-sunshine-shake  

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/purple-power-smoothie 

and who could resist raw fruit popsicles with coconut milk ... 

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/raw-fruit-popsicles-coconut-milk 

Jim's invited me to his 100th birthday party ... I'm keeping him to that.

As Dr Oz says, eat more blueberries ...

03 Blueberries Spoon

 

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